Laura is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFC23357) and clinical supervisor who has been on staff at CPCC since 1988. She obtained her BA in Sociology from UCLA and went on to earn a Master in Theology and Marriage and Family Ministries from Fuller Theological Seminary.
Laura now only works with CPCC to provide 8-week couples therapy intensives October - April. These short-term intensives are designed to quickly help clients identify their core conflict pattern and move towards a more open-hearted and close relationship.
Laura's work is anchored in the understanding that our difficulties in life stem from our broken relationships with self, others, God and creation. Healing in those relationships restores us to live lives of joy and connection.
Laura's area of speciality include:
- Marital therapy
- Family therapy
- Depression, anxiety and stress
- Trauma (EMDR trained)
- Pastor's families
- Integration of Christian spirituality with psychological practice
Laura is extremely committed to building healthy families and has led numerous parenting workshops and marriage seminars. In addition to being a conference speaker, Laura is an adjunct professor at Fuller Theological Seminary in Menlo Park.
She and her husband have two adult children, one lovely daughter-in-law, and 3 beloved grandsons.